I am a HUGE fan of Lightroom. As a matter of fact, Lightroom is the only reason that I am able to give my clients tons of edited photos, in a timely manner. Don’t get me wrong, I love Photoshop, but I don’t edit all of my photos with it, just the ones I really love. Even so, I always start with Lightroom.
I’ve been playing around with my new version of Lightroom 4 and I have to say, I’m really loving the new shadow and highlight recovery options, they are especially useful for bringing out the detail in a white wedding gown. For this image of Caroline, I layered 3 different Lightroom presets from sean mcgrath (HDR (light) + make it better + Midas golden glow), tweaked them to get the look I wanted, and then added a graduated filter to enhance the sky…..